Even though I feel like the major holidays are still winding down (at least in terms of my bank account), “stuff” keeps coming up!Â As soon as Valentine’s Day ended, I realized that there are three important birthdays coming up in March.Â I’ve been spending a lot of time shopping online to prepare for the gift-giving, and I’ve found some really gorgeous gift ideas.Â Even better, a lot of them are items that support fair trade businesses, donate a certain percentage of their profits, or give back in other ways!
This is one of my favorites!Â It’s from The Hunger Site, and retails for $14.95.Â With each necklace purchased, the site will donate 25 cups of food to their selected charity.
“Blue enamel and gold-tone globe is topped with a silver-tone peace symbol, and comes on your choice of Black Cord or Silver-tone Chain. The phrase “Cultivate Peace” is engraved on the back.”
I love giving pieces of jewelry that have some sort of inspirational message, as long as it’s not something cliche.Â My favorite piece in my collection simply says “faith,” and it’s the one I reach for most often.
Even people who aren’t familiar with Thoreau can appreciate the simple sentiment of this necklace:Â “Live the life you have imagined.”Â The asymmetrical tear drop shaped pendant is eye catching without being overwhelming!
This particular piece is $29.95, and its purchase will mean a 50-cup food donation!
Since this necklace’s sentiment is in hieroglyphics, the message will be a secret between you and the wearer!Â It means “I love you,” but is so much more unique than the normal love-related, heart inscribed jewelry!
“A cartouche is made up of hieroglyphic symbols enclosed in a loop, and was once reserved for the province of kings, queens, and other persons of rank in the kingdom.”
This one is $19.95 and will result in another 50 cup food donation!